Monday, November 24, 2014

MET Open House

I went to Metropolitan Museum of Manila to witness 
“MET Open House”. 

The ongoing art exhibits were truly amazing. 

There were some collections of French and Filipino artworks. 

The current display “Imaging Philippine Flora" 
 is worthy to be seen.

It featured different illustrations of Philippine plants and flora which were done during the 17th century by 
Fr. Manuel Blanco, a Spanish botanist. 

Furthermore, an interesting collection of contemporary art from Filipino artists is also being highlighted. 

Moreover, there was a free film showing at the MET Lab which I enjoyed watching.

The movie title was “Insiang”, a classic 1976 Filipino film directed by Lino Brocka.

 Hilda Koronel played the lead role together with the other actors: Mona Lisa, Ruel Vernal and Rez Cortez
It tells of a young poverty-ridden woman who seeks revenge for those who have ruined her life. 

Insiang is the first Filipino film to enter the Cannes Film Festival. 

There was post-movie discussion after the movie showing. 
Sandra Quan , MET’s director facilitated the discussion discussion with guest Ramon Nocon , a member of 
Society of Filipino Archivist for Film.

The overall experience made me realize the value of 
Philippine Arts. 

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Life is a beach party..!

I always imagine being in a place with an ideal weather 
where people come together. 

A place where people are open and friendly to strangers.  

Where so many friendships are created.When a solo traveler will never be alone for a long time. 

I imagine it will be in an attractive beach with a breathtaking sunset and a zany party atmosphere.

I experience all that one weekend.I got invite for the Arts & Music Festival. 

The spot where it happened was in Circle Hostel , Liw-liwa, Zambales.

We had the reggae band, Indio I

The songs they played were amazing. 

We definitely felt their music.

We absolutely danced the night away.

The crowd’s favorite were “Di Mo Lang Alam” and “Diwata”

The wild party started under the sun and ended under the moon. 


Life is really a beach party..!

Saturday, November 22, 2014

liw-liwa, zambales

I am so lucky to be living in a tropical country. 
It is easy for me to find a place to go whenever 
I feel the need to be at the beach. 

One cool summer hot spots I know can be found in 
the province of Zambales. 

It is called Liw-liwa. 
It is located in the town of San Felipe.

The good thing about this place is, it’s not overrated.
It is just waiting to be discovered. 
It’s only three hours away from Manila. 

It has an extensive area of open sands. 
Concrete roads are nowhere to be found here.

This is a literal off the beaten path location. 

The waves are great.
It  is a  playground known to surfers,
and a few surfer-wannabes. 

This place has become  a weekend getaway destination
for city dwellers.

I had a great time beach bumming,food tripping,
book reading and some beer drinking.

      So for those who were looking for a cheap yet cool getaway,
             I would definitely recommend this place!